Victim Support boosts its communications team
Published: 19 June 2009
- 09 December 2008
Victim Support has strengthened its communications team with three new recruits. The restructuring follows the charity’s move from a federation of 77 separate charities to a single national body for England and Wales. The enhancement of the communications team is a key part of the charity’s plans to be the national ‘voice’ for victims and witnesses.
Hannah Green, External Communications Executive, joins Victim Support from an engineering consultancy. She will be helping to raise the charity’s profile in the national, regional and local media.
Commenting on her new role, Hannah said: “It is fantastic to be joining Victim Support, a charity that depends on the dedication of its volunteers. It is especially exciting because the communications function is evolving as a result of the merger.”
Sarah Claughton joins as Internal Communications Executive, from an independent government agency in Canberra, Australia. Sarah will help develop internal communication with the charity’s 1,500 paid staff, and 6,500 volunteers who support victims and witnesses of crime.
Sarah said: “It’s great to be working for a charity that is so well recognised and respected. With a new structure, the challenge lies in reaching out to all our staff and volunteers nationally, to keep them informed of developments within the charity. Now that we’re working as a single charity it’s important that we are all focused on the same vision and goals.”
Mike Denham joins Victim Support from the Employers’ Forum on Disability, as Information and Knowledge Coordinator. Mike’s main roles include dealing with general information requests, keeping our intranet and other online resources well organised and up-to-date, and maintaining Victim Support’s library as one of Europe’s leading victimology resources.
Mike said: “It means a lot to me to be working for such a pioneering organisation. Victim Support does so much, with the aid of excellent volunteers, to provide emotional support for victims of crime and witnesses in court. I am really looking forward to playing a key part in developing and supporting communications at Victim Support.”